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Louisiana churches are rebuilding after fires and this ex-NFL player wants people to know how they can help

April 15, 2019

Benjamin Watson may have retired from the New Orleans Saints, but these days, he's repping his community in other ways.

The former NFL tight end spread the word about fundraising efforts for the three historically black churches that burned down in Louisiana's St. Landry Parish in recent weeks.
St. Mary Baptist Church in Porte Barre was set on fire March 26, fo... Read more

Florida governor says 27 possible graves have been found near a controversial boys reform school

April 17, 2019

Nearly eight years after shutting its doors following a bone-chilling 111-year legacy of abuse, Florida's Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys is still unearthing dark secrets.

Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wrote that "anomalies consistent with possible graves," were discovered at a site near the defunct Marianna, Florida, school during a recent ground pollution cleanup.
Un... Read more

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Beyoncé's 'Homecoming' doc on Netflix is black excellence

April 19, 2019

In April 2018, Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter stood in her full goddess glory and drawled, "Coachella, you ready?"

The music festival wasn't ready, nor was the world, for what the pop star turned out: two nights of performances that were as much about history as they were history in the making.
Thanks to Netflix, we now have some insight into the performance that la... Read more

Louisiana Man Accused of Burning 3 Black Churches Faces Hate Crime Charges

April 18, 2019
Louisiana prosecutors have charged Holden Matthews with three hate crimes, one for each of the black churches he’s accused of burning down in St. Landry Parish.
The hate crime charges were added to several counts of arson involving a religious building, BuzzFeed News reports. Matthews, the son of a local sheriff’s deputy, pleaded not guilty on Monday to all the char... Read more

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The misogynist trolls attacking Katie Bouman are the tip of the trashpile

April 19, 2019
he researcher Dr Katie Bouman played a leading role in taking the first photograph of a black hole. A photo of the 29-year-old Bouman taken the moment the photo was processed shows her with her hands clasped in front of her mouth, looking at the camera with a mix of shock and excitement. It went viral – both a testament to the groundbreaking work itself and a moment of vic... Read more

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The Median Net Worth of Black Bostonians Is Lower Than the Cost of Lunch

December 12, 2017 - 
There isn’t a whole lot you can get in a major East Coast city for $8. Meals at most lunch spots, once you include tax, will run higher than that (a Shake Shack double costs $8.09, for example). But that amount—a measly $8—is making the rounds thanks to a Boston Globe spotlight investigation that delves into the city’s history of racism.&... Read more

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